What you probably know: CHWC works to create healthy, resilient neighborhoods, and one of the ways we do this is by building high-quality homes. What you may not know: To a degree, our mission is reflected in our home design.   Today, we’re giving you a glimpse of several of our ongoing projects and highlighting…

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CHWC is proud to have served many immigrant and refugee clients. Their individual stories of strength and persistence to overcome extremely challenging circumstances never cease to amaze us. Gopal and Dil Kalikotay’s story begins in Nepal where they lived in a refugee camp for 18 years before they were finally able to immigrate to the…

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A lot of people keep journals. It’s a handy way to voice your dreams, celebrate your triumphs and work through the tribulations of everyday life. Few document the path to homeownership, however. Claudia Flores did. She started her journal in October 2014 and titled her first entry, “The Beginning.” In it, she introduces herself, husband…

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Gabriela Martinez recently purchased a house with the help of CHWC’s Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA). Gabriela lives with her 11-year-old son, Diego, and her mother Rita. They are from Mexico City, Mexico, and have lived in KCK for 17 years. Gabriela began her journey in May 2017 by attending CHWC’s Homebuyer Education Class and one-on-one counseling. CHWC’s HUD-approved…

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Community Housing of Wyandotte County is pleased to introduce our newest homeowners, As and Nir Gurung! The Gurungs became homeowners in September 2017. They opened their home to CHWC staff with sweet, warm tea and shared their story. Mr. and Mrs Gurung are originally from Nepal. Together, they lived in a refugee camp in that country…

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Om and Muna already lived in Kansas City, Kansas before moving into their new home. After a long journey to the U.S. in search of a better life, they were resettled in Wyandotte County. They immediately began working, providing for their families and planting strong roots in their new community. Years passed and all was…

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